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Tag Archives: Dominican Republic

  1. Dominican Republic looks into case of JetBlue service flaws

    JetBlue has the most flights to the Dominican Republic of any airline, around 1,500 a month from different airports. The airline has not been the exception and its passengers have been affected by the same cancellations and delays that are affecting travelers today as the world reorganizes in these post-Covid and Ukraine war days. JetBlue […]

    August 5, 2022TravelNo comments
  2. Controversial bakery is cleared to reopen in DR’s Colonial City

    ProConsumidor, a consumer protection agency in Santo Domingo, gave the new venture, a boost this past week when it inspected the new Colonial City bakery and ordered it shut down on Friday, 4 March 2022. The store sells pastry in the forms of the penis and vulva, and in the forms of hearts, too. Eventually, […]

    March 10, 2022Breaking News, Featured, OddityNo comments
  3. All Covid-19 restrictions lifted in the DR, universities take to hybrid teaching models

    DR’s President Luis Abinader announced on 16 February 2022 the lifting of all Covid-19 restrictions. The Ministry of Superior Education (Mescyt) has called for universities to return to face-to-face teaching. Yet, several universities announce many of their courses will continue online. The largest in the country, the state UASD university, says face-to-face programs will not […]

    February 25, 2022Education, FeaturedNo comments
  4. Dominican Republic ponders if in-person learning should resume? Teleworking is back at Santo Domingo; this as health care workers affected

    Schools in the Dominican Republic are scheduled to reopen on 11th January 2022 after the Christmas, New Year and Three King holidays. But, that Caribbean neighbour is smack in the middle of the fifth wave of Covid-19 virus. The Omicron variant is the fastest spreading of all that have circulated. The Health Cabinet and the […]

    January 6, 2022HealthNo comments
  5. Navidad D’Azul? DR public school temps yet to get paid!

    Diario Libre reports that the around 10,000 public school teachers hired in Santo Domingo since October 2021 are yet to get paid. The teachers would have been employed temporarily until the Teacher Competitive Examination procedures concluded. The Ministry of Education organized the contest to hire around 19,000 teachers. The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Education was […]

    December 23, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Carnival elements will combine for an unforgettable ‘Carnival En Punta Cana’

    The Caribbean’s unique Carnival culture will be on full display this Dec 10th-13th 2021 as the Hyper-Inclusive Carnival-Infused Vacation Weekend Experience known as ‘Carnival En Punta Cana’ takes over the Barceló Bavaro Grand Resort in the tropical paradise of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The organizers of Carnival En Punta Cana have curated a one of […]

    November 16, 2021TravelNo comments
  7. Dominican Republic’s Health Minister – The goal is to vaccinate 70% with two doses

    The DR’s Public Health Minister says new measures require the presentation of vaccination cards for Dominicans to enter public places and use public transport will be removed once 70% of the population has the two doses. Dr. Rivera says 70.3% of the population has at least one dose and on average 60% of the population […]

    October 15, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  8. Dominican Republic’s medical community open to vaccinating children under 12 years of age

    The director of the largest pediatrics public hospital, the Dr. Robert Reid Cabral in Santo Domingo, and the president of the Dominican Medical Association (CMD) are open to vaccinating children 6 to 11 years. The Delta variant now in circulation in the Dominican Republic has been known to affect younger children more than the other […]

    September 20, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  9. DR’s Vice President highlights 14.3% expansion in manufacturing sector

    Santo Domingo’s Vice President reported yesterday according to Central Bank statistics the local manufacturing sector experienced a year-on-year expansion of 14.3% in the first half of the year, making it the third fastest growing activity in the entire Dominican economy. She assured that President Luis Abinader is committed to promote new opportunities in industry. The […]

    September 8, 2021BusinessNo comments
  10. UASD political science grads receive ‘Africa in My Skin’ gift copies

    África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau was presented to Dominican Republic university graduates by the book’s author Rafael Nino Féliz. The political science graduates from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), each received the trilingual poetry book at the main campus on August 9, said Jacqueline […]

    September 7, 2021Books, Photo GalleryNo comments

    The government of the Dominican Republic has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the southern coast of the Dominican Republic from the Haiti/Dominican Republic border eastward to Punta Palenque. The government of Jamaica has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Jamaica. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect […]

    July 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  12. ‘Africa in My Skin’ by Dominican Republic poet Rafael Nino Féliz, published as trilingual edition

    África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau by Rafael Nino Féliz has just been published by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The poems, in the original Spanish, with the English and French translations in one book, are strung together like invitations to the Dominican Republic and the other […]

    June 18, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  13. Santo Domingo’s Ministry of Education gets to work to authorize the reopening of all of their schools

    The Dominican Republic’s government and their has seen the light. After schools have been closed for in-person learning since mid-March 2020, matters are changing now. Their issued a short notice where it announces it will adhere to the decisions of the Ministry of Public Health and the Health Cabinet regarding the resuming of in-person learning […]

    May 13, 2021EducationNo comments
  14. JetBlue authorized to fly Newark-Puerto Plata

    Dominican Republic’s Civil Aviation Board (JAC) cleared JetBlue to operate five flights per week on the Newark (EWR)-Puerto Plata (POP) route. This flight will be in addition to the United Airlines flight that operates three times a week on the same frequency. The JAC also authorized Avianca flights from Medellín, Colombia (MDE) to Punta Cana […]

    April 14, 2021TravelNo comments
  15. Dominican Republic’s Interior & Police Minister says alcoholic beverages takeout is allowed, Decree 171-21 bans the sale

    Contrary to what had initially been announced, now the Ministry of Interior and Police’s alcoholic beverages control agency says that businesses are authorized to sell alcoholic beverages as long as these are for takeout and are not consumed where they are purchased. Decree 171-21 states that the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is banned […]

    April 7, 2021OddityNo comments
  16. DR Central Bank: Year could end with 5-6% GDP growth

    Less tax revenues and more social spending during the Covid-19 pandemic have led to an increase in borrowing and consequentially in the national debt. The consolidated public debt closed in 2020 at about US$53 billion. Yet, the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank is bullish, their Dominican economy is gradually yet firmly recovering. The Central Bank released […]

    March 10, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  17. DR Baseball Icon Sammy Sosa investigated in Alexis Medina corruption network probe

    Legendary Dominican Republic baseball player Sammy Sosa and a brother of his are mentioned in the 267-page Pepca file on irregularities in government procurement by companies tied to the brother of former President Danilo Medina, Alexis Medina. Transactions carried out in 2017 are being questioned. The Anti-Administrative Corruption Prosecution Agency (Pepca) prepared the file. The […]

    December 10, 2020SportsNo comments
  18. Muckracking DR journalist sues former AG and his sister

    Santo Domingan Journalist Marino Zapete sued former Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez and his sister Maybeth Virginia Rodriguez Sanchez. Zapete is suing for damages caused by Maybeth Rodríguez who had sued Zapete for defamation. In the final days of the Medina administration, Rodriguez removed the charges against Zapete. Zapete had aired on TV in the […]

    November 7, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments

    “Guayaberas,” the linen or cotton shirt favored for weddings and casually-elegant affairs in the Dominican Republic, is getting a boost after King Felipe VI of Spain has been photographed wearing it, instead of a jacket. El Caribe newspaper brings up the subject with a feature just published. The shirt is especially used instead of suit-and-tie […]

    August 27, 2020FashionNo comments
  20. Game-changer COVID19 breathalyzer tested in Dominican Republic

    The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Public Health says it tested Israel’s breathalyzer and certified the accuracy is 95% of the PCR reliability tests. The difference in price is around RD$800 of the breathalyzer to RD$4,000 of the PCR test. The biggest advantages, nevertheless, are in a shorter time to have results and the ease of […]

    August 13, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  21. DR’s Solid Waste Bill goes easy on eliminating polluting plastics

    The Dominican Republic’s Solid Waste Bill (General Bill for the Comprehensive Management and Co-Processing of Solid Wastes) was approved by the Chamber of Deputies on 23 July 2020 and sent to the Executive Branch six days later. President Danilo Medina has not yet enacted the bill. The bill had lingered for 10 years in Congress. […]

    August 11, 2020NatureNo comments
  22. Bus terminal to become DR’s fine arts school and innovation center?

    Santo Domingo East Mayor Manuel Jiménez envisions a new use for the bus terminal the Ministry of Public Works built on the Las Americas Expressway. He speaks of fitting it to be a municipal school of fine arts and the “Caribbean Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” The focus would be on young people and entrepreneurs […]

    August 9, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  23. When can you travel to the Caribbean again?

    It’s every tourist dream to visit the Caribbean. With their deep blue, silver waters, tropical breeze, swaying palm trees, and warm sunny days, it’s the perfect spot to spend your holiday with friends and family. However, tourism has remained as one of the activities cancelled in 2020 due to the ongoing global health concerns.  Fortunately, […]

    June 11, 2020Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  24. 859 persons test COVID-19 positive in Dominican Republic; deaths soar to 39

    In the Sunday, 29 March 2020 bulletin No. 10, the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Public Health reported that as of Saturday, 28 March at 6 pm, 859 persons have tested positive for the new coronavirus, and 39 have died, for a 5% mortality rate in the Dominican Republic. Of those deaths, 21 died in San […]

    March 30, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  25. First case of Covid-19 in the Dominican Republic entered through La Romana airport

    The first case of coronavirus or Covid-19 imported into the country entered through the La Romana International airport and stayed at a hotel in the east side. This is a 62-year-old Italian citizen, who arrived in the country on the 22nd of the current month. The Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, informed in […]

    March 1, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments